John Schweers

Adjunct Faculty, Finance

B.A., English, Tulane University
M.B.A., Finance, University of Wisconsin

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John Schweers' responsibilities have included worldwide treasury operations, commercial and investment banking relationships, risk and tax management responsibilities, and foreign exchange and investment management. Recently retired as a senior consultant of DeMarche Associates, Inc., an investment consulting firm based in Kansas City, Missouri, Schweers has been an adjunct faculty member for more than 10 years, having taught most of the classes offered by the Finance Department.

Summer 2015 Courses
Summer 2015 Courses
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ACCT 705 - 711 Financial Statement Analysis - T - R - - - 0830 - 1200 SCH 407
Description of course Financial Statement Analysis : CRN: 30405
The purpose of this course is to develop students' ability to interpret and understand financial statements of publicly held firms prepared according to generally accepted accounting principles. This course builds on knowledge of the structure and content of financial statements necessary to enable students to begin financial analysis. It is designed for students who wish to analyze financial accounting information for professional or personal purposes. Prerequisite: ACCT 601, ACCT 605 (may be concurrent registration) and FINC 600 (may be concurrent registration) or permission of instructor.
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FINC 600 - 202 Financial Management - - W - - - - 1730 - 2145 SCH 302
Description of course Financial Management : CRN: 30291
This course will focus on the financial management of business. It will cover the following subject matter: risk, return, evaluation, cost of capital, capital budgeting, long-term financing, capital structure theory, financial analysis and planning, and working capital management. The international aspect of financial management will be covered as it applies to the subject matter outlined above. -- Prerequisite: OPMT600, ACCT601, GBEC600
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Fall 2015 Courses
Fall 2015 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
FINC 321 - 03 Financial Management M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MCH 116
Description of course Financial Management : CRN: 42929
An examination of the elements of the finance function of the organization as well as the financial analysis of decisions. Topics include working capital management, acquisition of capital, capital budgeting, cost of capital, theories of valuation, and present value. Prerequisites: ACCT 210, ACCT 215 (or ACSC 320 for actuarial majors), STAT 220 (MATH 313 or STAT 314 for actuarial majors), ECON 251, 252, and junior standing.
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FINC 321 - 04 Financial Management M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MCH 116
Description of course Financial Management : CRN: 42930
An examination of the elements of the finance function of the organization as well as the financial analysis of decisions. Topics include working capital management, acquisition of capital, capital budgeting, cost of capital, theories of valuation, and present value. Prerequisites: ACCT 210, ACCT 215 (or ACSC 320 for actuarial majors), STAT 220 (MATH 313 or STAT 314 for actuarial majors), ECON 251, 252, and junior standing.
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FINC 600 - 202 Financial Management - - - R - - - 1800 - 2100 SCH 315
Description of course Financial Management : CRN: 42947
This course will focus on the financial management of business. It will cover the following subject matter: risk, return, evaluation, cost of capital, capital budgeting, long-term financing, capital structure theory, financial analysis and planning, and working capital management. The international aspect of financial management will be covered as it applies to the subject matter outlined above. -- Prerequisite: OPMT600, ACCT601, GBEC600
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J-Term 2016 Courses
J-Term 2016 Courses
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Academic and Professional Positions
  • Adjunct Professor, University of St. Mary's, Minneapolis (2004 - present)
  • Adjunct Instructor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2000 - present)
  • Senior Consultant, DeMarche Associates, Inc., Overland Park (1998 - 2011)
  • Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, Jeffery Sloccum and Associates, Inc, Minneapolis (1995 - 1998)
  • Treasurer, Donaldson Company Inc, Minneapolis (1987 - 1995)
  • Assistant Treasurer, American Standard, Inc,, New York (1984 - 1987)
  • Treasurer, The Trane Company, LaCrosse (1977 - 1984)
  • Unknown, Texas Instruments, Dallas (1972 - 1977)

Public Service
  • Franciscan Sisters of St. Paul Investment Committee, Committee Member
  • Indian and Land Tenure Foundation Investment Committee, Committee Member
  • McNeely Foundation Investment Committee, Committee Member
  • Metropolitan Council Investment Review, Committee Member
  • Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Investment Committee, Committee Member

Publications
  • Danielson, R., Barabanov, S. S., Schweers, J. R., & Sullivan, M. F. (2014). Optimizing portfolios with allocations to insured death benefit: A proposed methodology for evaluation. Journal of Investing, (23)(2), pp. 16-27

Books and Chapters

Research Interests
  • Corporate Finance
  • Derivatives
  • International Business
  • Risk Management
  • Investments

Presentations
  • "Optimizing portfolios with allocations to insured death benefit: A proposed methodology for evaluation" Bumberg University, Germany, July 01, 2014
  • "Optimizing portfolios with allocations to insured death benefit: A proposed methodology" Credit Risk Evaluation Designed for Institutional Targeting in Finance- CREDIT - Risk, Regulation, and Opportunities in Increasingly Interconnected World, Venice, Italy, September 01, 2013